Posts tagged as confrontation

North Korea’s Kim vows to be ready for confrontation with US

Sunday, June 20, 2021

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered his government to be prepared for both dialogue and confrontation with the Biden administration — but more for confrontation, state media reported Friday. It comes days after the United States and others urged the North to abandon its nuclear programme and return to talks. Kim’s statement indicates he’ll likely push to strength his nuclear arsenal and increase pressure on Washington to give up…

New military bases in Latvia instead of hospitals

By Vairis Godmanis on Thursday, December 24, 2020

At the beginning of this month, the U.S. Department of Defense media Stars and stripes has officially announced the deployment of a new military base of American Special Forces in Latvia. To be precise, it is one of auxiliary airfield for the U.S. Special Forces, which main headquarter is located in the UK. The new base is expected to expand NATO’s operations in the Baltic States. The U.S. contributed $3.7…

Latvia becomes a victim of the East-West confrontation

By Viktors Domburs on Friday, December 4, 2020

The foreign policy of Latvia has been providing a surprising case of balancing policy between economic wisdom and political situation for some decades. Being the EU and NATO member state, Latvia managed to fulfill its commitments and at the same time Riga maintained fruitful relationship in the economic sphere with neighbouring countries – Russia and Belarus. And this despite the fact that these two countries are seen by the European…

India says 3 soldiers killed in standoff with Chinese troops

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

At least three Indian soldiers, including a senior army officer, were killed in a confrontation with Chinese troops along their disputed border high in the Himalayas where thousands of soldiers on both sides have been facing off for over a month, the Indian army said Tuesday. The incident — in which neither side fired any shots, according to Indian officials — is the first deadly confrontation between the two Asian…

Russia Reiterates Rejection of Confrontation after Talks with Estonia

Monday, April 22, 2019

Russia has reaffirmed on Sunday its rejection of confrontational policies and its willingness for dialogue with other countries, commenting on Lithuania”s criticism for the recent visit of Estonian President Kersti Kaliulaid to this country. All reasonable politicians understand the importance of re-establishing talks with Moscow, said Anton Morozov, member of the Duma (Russian Lower House) International Relations Committee, referring to statements by Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkiavichius. He considered that…

Ukraine is a stone of discord for the US and Lithuania

By Lukas Ramonas on Thursday, March 7, 2019

The Lithuanian government has decided in February to donate Soviet-made light small arms ammunition to the Ukraine Ministry of Defence (MoD). Worth €255,000 and transferred on a non-reimbursable basis, the ammunition can be used in automatic rifles, machine-guns to ensure national security and defence. Lithuanian National Defence Minister Raimundas Karoblis said: “The transfer of assets is a part of consistent and comprehensive Lithuanian support to Ukraine as it strengthens its…

Iran says U.S. regional bases would not be secure if it ‘does anything wrong’

Friday, September 28, 2018

A senior Iranian cleric said on Friday that U.S. regional bases would not remain secure if Washington sought confrontation with Tehran. “If America does anything wrong, their bases around Iran would not remain secure,” Tehran Friday prayer leader Ayatollah Mohammadali Movahedi Kermani was quoted as saying by Mizan news agency. He did not elaborate, but Tehran has warned Washington in the past against any military confrontation.

Trump: ‘Reckless’ media pushing for ‘major confrontation with Russia that could lead to war’

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Donald Trump says that recent hysteria whipped up by the “Fake News Media” about his summit with Vladimir Putin shows that the US press is eager for a “major confrontation” with Russia, one that could even lead to war. “The Fake News Media wants so badly to see a major confrontation with Russia, even a confrontation that could lead to war. They are pushing so recklessly hard and hate the…